DETROIT (AP) – Miguel Cabrera hit his ninth straight hit, but saw the streak cut short, in the game the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-4 on Friday.
Jonathan Schoop landed a grand slam for the Tigers.
Dominican rookie Wander Franco extended his run to 39 games on base. However, the shortstop had to leave in the first inning due to a stiffness problem in his right thigh.
Franco, 20, who hobbled on the trails after a double by compatriot Nelson Cruz in the first inning, boasts the second-longest on-base run in major league history. Frank Robinson set the record with 43 games in 1956.
The Tigers scored twice in the sixth inning, four in the seventh and three in the eighth to defeat the club with the best record in the American League.
Cabrera singled in his first two at-bats, making him the first Tigers player to hit nine hits since Walt Dropo set the major league record at 12 in July 1952. Cabrera now has 2,973 career hits. .
The Dominican José Cisnero took the victory. The loss went to the record of Peter Fairbanks (3-6).
For the Rays, the Dominicans Manuel Margot 5-1, Franco 1-1, Cruz 4-2 with a run scored, Francisco Mejía 4-0. Cuban Yandy Díaz 3-1 with a run scored.
For the Tigers, the Venezuelans Cabrera 4-2, Victor Reyes 1-1 with one run scored and three RBIs, Harold Castro 2-0. Dominican Jeimer Candelario 4-1 with two RBIs. Puerto Rican Willi Castro 3-1 with a run scored.